EXPLORE - Extended Exploitation of European Research Project Knowledge and Results
The European manufacturing industry's competitiveness depends strongly on the capacity to innovate with a focus on new consumer needs and social challenges. These objectives require significant public and private investments in research and development, but also an increasing capacity to transform the knowledge generated into products, processes, services, and business models. The European Commission supported the development of these transverse technologies through R&D programs, creating a rich portfolio of knowledge over time. The EXPLORE- Extended Exploitation of European Research Project Knowledge and Results project setted out to utilize the potential of this accumulated knowledge, promoting its use in the development of products and advanced services in response to the challenges and needs of the manufacturing industries. EXPLORE promoted and supported the utilization of the results of the R&D, mainly through the collection of popularization resources (models, case studies, demonstrators) and prepared the commercial use, training, and standardization.
The project’s partners are: Fondazione Politecnico di Milano, Inesc Porto - Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas Ecomputadores do Porto, Fundacion Tecnalia Research & Innovation, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche CNR-ITIA, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.V, Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Toegepast, Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek – TNO, University of Patras LMS-UP, CECIMO - The European Committee for the Co-Operation of the Machine-tools, Centre Technique des Industries Mecaniques, Agoria Asbl, Tty-Saatio, Dolnoslaski Park Innowacji I Nauki S.A., Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana (Supsi), Wirtschaftsfoerderung Region Stuttgart Gmbh. The project, funded by the European Commission within the scope of the Seventh framework programme - NMP, began in September 2013 and lasted three years.